This continues our two-part blog series on busting common security myths!
You can find Part 1 here.
“My pets will set off my alarms!”
Modern motion sensors can be easily calibrated to avoid your lovable family members. You don’t have to choose between having a protected home and your furry friends anymore. Just remember to put them outside when you test your alarms as loud noises can give them quite a scare.
“I have insurance, so I’m covered. Right?”
Home insurance claims can get expensive. When a claim is filed for a burglary loss, the homeowner is responsible for the cost of the deductible as well as the possible spike in insurance premium. A security system protects you against these events occurring in the first place. Check to see if your monitoring company has a complementary protection such as SafetyNet which covers up to $1,000 of your deductible in the event of a loss.
“Home security is too expensive and it’s not available in my area!”
There are so many options available for home security monitoring that you can have it customized to fit your needs and budget. Monitoring is available for less than $1 per day, and getting your system installed is affordable as well. Check with your company about what offers are available for upgrading or installing a brand new system.
“My home security doesn’t lower insurance rates”
Some homeowners insurance companies provide premium discounts for homes with monitored systems. This makes it even more affordable to protect your home and protect your budget!
“I need a dedicated phone line in my home.”
Time’s have changed – and security has too! Home phone lines aren’t as common as they used to be, but that’s not an obstacle. Alarm panels can connect to monitoring stations by using GSM signals and cellular based technology. Think of it like a cell phone for your alarm system – convenient, simple, and it saves you money.
Understanding how security works allows you make more informed decisions on what is best for your family. Making choices that help you stay educated and connected can be extremely rewarding for your home and your family!